Saturday, August 12, 2017

If You're Racist, You're Not a Follower of Jesus

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South Haven, Michigan

Linda and I just returned home from a week away, celebrating 44 years of marriage.

I've been mostly disconnected from the news.

On the drive home we listened to the horrors and evil happening in Charlottesville, Virginia. Words fail to express how saddened and angry this makes me.

My anger is what the Bible calls "righteous anger." It's righteous, because the people doing this are, obviously, not followers of Jesus. You can't follow Jesus and be a racist.

Racism is evil, from the pit of hell, demonic. Racism is absolute darkness, and darkness has nothing to do with light.

"For God so loved the world..."

The world. All peoples. All races.

The hope of Israel was always intended to be for all the nations.

Racism is anti-God, anti-Christ. A racist is an antichrist. A racist is against Jesus. Anyone who claims to be a "Christian" and embraces racism is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet, possessed by a demon, ignorant of the Scriptures, or ignoring the Scriptures.

Real followers of Jesus understand this.

What color is God's skin? The question is nonsense, like "How long is blue?" God, being an immaterial Spirit, doesn't have skin.

When the skinless, colorless Word became flesh and dwelt among us, he inhabited skin darker than my Scandinavian flesh.